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Results reporting for non-profits

Is reporting on non-profit results gaining momentum?  Earlier this month, Charity Navigator (CN) provided an update to the list of questions which will be used to evaluate the “Results” component of their rated charities.   For those charities who will be rated on this when CN Results ratings goes live, it may be comforting to know their project to update ratings has expanded from two to three phases, and the amount of time between the implementation of each phase has expanded as well. 

CN 2.0 goes live later this year as 5,500 charities will be rated based on a two dimensional rating – Efficiency and Accountability/Transparency.  CN 3.0 will be phased in from 2012-2015 and include having trained volunteers rate the results of charities.   See my blog earlier about outcome reporting and failure reports for more on CN’s project and other trends in non-profit reporting.

In summary, the CN 3.0 Results rating will include evaluation of these questions:

  1. What is the charity’s commitment to reporting results?
  2. How does the charity demonstrate the demand for its services?
  3. Does the charity report its activities and outputs?
  4. Does the charity report its outcomes (medium and longer-term results)?
  5. What is the quality of evidence for reported results?
  6. Does the charity adjust and improve in light of its results?

The sub-questions to these results questions and more about CN 3.0 can be viewed on Ken Berger’s blog (CEO of CN).

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